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Bastgen Kestener Paulinsberg Riesling Kabinett
Weingut Bastgen
Germany - Mosel   

Kesten is a small village right by the Mosel surrounded by steep vineyards called Paulinsberg (=hills of Saint Paul). The vines grow on bridle clay slate near the river - a classic terroir that has been cultivated with vines ever since Roman times. Riesling is the most typical grape of the Mosel region that produced a fruity Kabinett with beautiful peach aromas on the nose, rich and ripe fruits on the mouth with honeyed notes and a refreshing acidity.  This is a very pleasing wine.

Specifications
Wine Type
White
Varietal(s)
Riesling
Age of vines
50 years
Soil type
Slate
Vinification
The grapes are strongly selected, only minimal amounts of botrytis are tolerated. At time of the harvest the grapes are fully ripened with a golden color and tart acidity. After a natural sedimentation process the fermentation occurs in stainless steel tanks under cool conditions. The wine remains on the lees until April, then is gently filtered once, and bottled.

Reviews and News

2018 Bastgen Kestener Paulinsberg Kabinett Riesling - 91 PTS - WE

2018 Bastgen Kestener Paulinsberg Kabinett Riesling - 91 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 91 pts"Strikes of slate and lime zest are brightened by juicy, sweet pineapple in this zippy off-dry Riesling. Racy acidity and a delicate prickle of effervescence lend a vital, thrilling edge to the palate. At peak now but should hold well through 2024. - ANNA LEE C. IIJIMA"
- Wine Enthusiast (July 2020), 91 pts

2018 Bastgen Kestener Paulinsberg Kabinett Riesling - 88 PTS & BEST BUY - W&S

2018 Bastgen Kestener Paulinsberg Kabinett Riesling - 88 PTS & BEST BUY - W&S

wine and spirits logo 250"There’s a tension between this wine’s honeyed apricot flavors and its lightly bitter pear-skin grip that might resolve with time in the bottle, or with a chunk of creamy goat cheese."
- Wine & Spirits Magazine (February 2020), 88 pts & BEST BUY
YEAR'S BEST MOSEL RIESLINGS

2016 Bastgen Kestener Paulinsberg Kabinett Riesling - 93 PTS - JD

2016 Bastgen Kestener Paulinsberg Kabinett Riesling - 93 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"The 2016 Bastgen Kestener Paulinshofberg Riesling Kabinett offers plenty of sweetness yet stays balanced and pure, with vibrant acidity. Classic notes of lime, quince, crushed rocks, and a hint of mint all flow from this medium-bodied, beautifully layered Kabinett. It’s about as drinkable as they come, yet it also has beautiful complexity and elegance."
- Jeb Dunnuck (March 27th 2019), 93 pts

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2016 Bastgen Kestener Paulinsberg Kabinett Riesling - 91 PTS - WE

2016 Bastgen Kestener Paulinsberg Kabinett Riesling - 91 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 91 pts"Pristine minerality and crisp-tart apricot, nectarine and tangerine flavors collide in this spine-tingling semisweet Riesling. It's a crystalline, light-footed wine that persists through a long, luminous finish. Enjoy now through 2023. - Anna Lee C. Iijima"
- Wine Enthusiast Magazine (February 1st 2019), 91 pts

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2015 Bastgen Kestener Paulinsberg Kabinett Riesling - 92 PTS - JS

2015 Bastgen Kestener Paulinsberg Kabinett Riesling - 92 PTS - JS

james suckling hq logo plain"Almost too much body for this "light" category, but it has plenty of ripe apples, peaches and pie-crust character. The finish is long and clean. Drink now or in 2019 and 2020."
- James Suckling (June 25th 2018), 92 pts

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2015 Bastgen Kestener Paulinsberg Kabinett Riesling - 89 PTS - WE

2015 Bastgen Kestener Paulinsberg Kabinett Riesling - 89 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 89 pts"Earthy notes of pollen accent robust yellow peach and quince in this medium-sweet Kabinett. Fine brisk texture and scintillating acidity lend a lacy fragile feel to the palate. The finish lingers sweetly. - Anna Lee C. Iijima"
- Wine Enthusiast (October 1st 2017), 89 pts

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2014 Bastgen Kestener Paulinshofberg Kabinett Riesling - 90 PTS and BEST BUY - W&S

2014 Bastgen Kestener Paulinshofberg Kabinett Riesling - 90 PTS and BEST BUY - W&S

wine and spirits logo 250"In the cool 2014 vintage, this steep vineyard near Bernkasteler-Kues gave super fruity wines. This Kabinett has multifaceted flavors of tropical fruit, with crunchy green grape and green apple notes to bring a crisp freshness to the wine. The acidity has a cool, minty edge, keeping it lively and clean. Check out the Paulinshofberg Spatlese as well."
- Wine & Spirits Magazine (December 2016), 90 pts + BEST BUY

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2013 Bastgen Kestener Paulinshofberg Kabinett Riesling - 87 PTS - WE

2013 Bastgen Kestener Paulinshofberg Kabinett Riesling - 87 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 87 pts"Aromas of dried oregano and sage, alongside a vein of dusty minerals, lend a dark, savory tone to this refreshing off-dry Riesling. Crisp apple and lemon flavors are cutting and spry on the palate, finishing brisk and clean."
- Wine Enthusiast (June 2015), 87 pts

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